10-22-2017, 12:12 AM
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(10-21-2017, 06:42 PM)Heino Wrote: Would love to try some, but i have to get from USA to Denmark, the prices are just too high then, last time i did order some Barrister and mann, i almost ended up paying 50$ pr soap, because of the danish stupid import tax.

Try Maggards, they stock some Mike's.  Their shipping to the EU is very cheap (in comparison) and I've been lucky with import charges (to the UK) when buying just two soaps.

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 10-22-2017, 12:27 AM
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(10-21-2017, 06:42 PM)Heino Wrote: Would love to try some, but i have to get from USA to Denmark, the prices are just too high then, last time i did order some Barrister and mann, i almost ended up paying 50$ pr soap, because of the danish stupid import tax.

The import fees and taxes to Norway is pretty damn steep as well. Even if you can't get someone in the US to transship* for you, Mike's soaps are worth it. For me at least the cost per soap is lower when ordering several at one time, since the customs fee is flat even if the tax is not.

*) Receive, repackage, label as "gift" and send in the mail

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 10-22-2017, 02:40 AM
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i have order 4-5 time from maggard, but every time, i had to pay import tax, it normal 2-3 times the price and then the danish post office take about 30$ to deliver the package. my last order i did was about 100$ in total then all was payed it was 280$ for it..
no soap is worth that price for me. there for now i only get from inside the EU. the really lower the amount of soap you can get..

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 10-22-2017, 07:46 AM
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(10-22-2017, 02:40 AM)Heino Wrote: i have order 4-5 time from maggard, but every time, i had to pay import tax, it normal 2-3 times the price and then the danish post office take about 30$ to deliver the package. my last order i did was about 100$ in total then all was payed it was 280$ for it..
no soap is worth that price for me. there for now i only get from inside the EU. the really lower the amount of soap you can get..

Since you seem to like lanolin in your soaps, you have a few options in Europe such as Haslinger, Mitchell's Wool Fat, Jabonman/Eufros, Phoenix & Beau, etc..
There is no need to order a soap from the US/CAN that will cost twice the price. 
There are so many great soaps, nowadays.

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 10-31-2017, 04:02 PM
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(10-21-2017, 05:48 PM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: I just consider Mike’s to operate on “Island Time”. Whatever is available on the day I show up, is what’s available. Speaking of, your two favorites (OC&BP & L&E) are currently available

Thanks again for the heads up.  Order arrived. Put one of the orange cedar bars into an i coloniali bowl.

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 10-31-2017, 04:15 PM
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(10-21-2017, 05:48 PM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: I just consider Mike’s to operate on “Island Time”. Whatever is available on the day I show up, is what’s available. Speaking of, your two favorites (OC&BP & L&E) are currently available

Mike, is L&E your favorite?  I've seen you rave about it, and I am a sucker for citrus.

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 10-31-2017, 06:27 PM
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Lemon & mixed citrus: Mike’s L&E and CRSW citrus are my favorites here.
Lime: Strangely, I didn’t really like Mike’s (too sweet for me) - though CRSW limenthol is excellent.
Orange: Sapone Di Paolo Arrancione (sweet orange) is my absolute favorite. I often use it after shaving with Mike’s OC&BP (which is my #2)

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 10-31-2017, 07:02 PM
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Lots of high praise here. My experience with it just doesn't align. Other brands take top honors in my shelves

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 10-31-2017, 10:14 PM
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OC&BP didn't jive for me. Is it supposed to be so bitter? I almost wondered if the orange oil had gone rancid. That happend w/ one of those orange 'pumice' soaps from Autozone. But I'm really enjoying Hungarian Lavender.

Has anyone used the Lily of the Valley? My wife loves those flowers, I wonder how the soap scent is.

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 11-01-2017, 02:35 AM
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After a hiatus from Mike’s using everything else under the sun in my collection, I used Mike’s again this morning... Simply magnificent performance for me. Loaded heavily with the right water to soap ratio it produces my favorite lather and post shave experience.


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 11-01-2017, 04:24 AM
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(10-31-2017, 10:14 PM)Gig103 Wrote: OC&BP didn't jive for me. Is it supposed to be so bitter? I almost wondered if the orange oil had gone rancid. That happend w/ one of those orange 'pumice' soaps from Autozone. But I'm really enjoying Hungarian Lavender.

Has anyone used the Lily of the Valley? My wife loves those flowers, I wonder how the soap scent is.

LOTV is one of my favorite Mike’s scents. Really terrific and balanced.

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 11-01-2017, 06:07 AM
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(10-31-2017, 10:14 PM)Gig103 Wrote: Has anyone used the Lily of the Valley? My wife loves those flowers, I wonder how the soap scent is.

The scent of Lily of the Valley is exactly what one would expect from the name of the soap.  A totally floral scent.  If there are any non-floral notes in there, they are so subtle I can't detect them.

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 11-01-2017, 07:20 AM
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(10-31-2017, 07:02 PM)MaxP Wrote: Lots of high praise here. My experience with it just doesn't align. Other brands take top honors in my shelves

Totally agree... even without considering my disdain for lanolin.
The lather felt like wax on my skin (anti-slickness) and I would end up with nicks all over my face.

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 11-01-2017, 07:53 PM
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(11-01-2017, 06:07 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(10-31-2017, 10:14 PM)Gig103 Wrote: Has anyone used the Lily of the Valley? My wife loves those flowers, I wonder how the soap scent is.

The scent of Lily of the Valley is exactly what one would expect from the name of the soap.  A totally floral scent.  If there are any non-floral notes in there, they are so subtle I can't detect them.

Good to know. Not something I'd want to shave like then, I wonder if he'd do a custom bath soap w/ the scent.

I ordered the Pumpkin Spice today; my coworker had expressed some interest too and so we'll split it - easy to do with the bars.

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 11-01-2017, 07:59 PM
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I don’t normally order floral scents, but I have LOTV and wild honeysuckle, and really enjoy both.

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 11-02-2017, 02:31 AM
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(11-01-2017, 07:53 PM)Gig103 Wrote:
(11-01-2017, 06:07 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(10-31-2017, 10:14 PM)Gig103 Wrote: Has anyone used the Lily of the Valley? My wife loves those flowers, I wonder how the soap scent is.

The scent of Lily of the Valley is exactly what one would expect from the name of the soap.  A totally floral scent.  If there are any non-floral notes in there, they are so subtle I can't detect them.

Good to know. Not something I'd want to shave like then, I wonder if he'd do a custom bath soap w/ the scent.

In the past, Mike's has offered his bath soap with the Lily of the Valley scent.  You have to check his website periodically to see what he is offering in bath soaps at any given time.  Currently he has a jasmine olive oil bath soap available.  If you or your wife like floral bath soaps, that one may be worth trying.

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 11-02-2017, 05:19 AM
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Mike's is like an old friend, as it's been my favorite soap for nearly five years. There are now many other excellent performing soaps that I enjoy using, but I still enjoy using Mike's at least once a week. If another soap doesn't perform as well as Mike's, it is quickly discarded.

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 11-02-2017, 05:30 AM
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(11-02-2017, 05:19 AM)evnpar Wrote: Mike's is like an old friend, as it's been my favorite soap for nearly five years. There are now many other excellent performing soaps that I enjoy using, but I still enjoy using Mike's at least once a week. If another soap doesn't perform as well as Mike's, it is quickly discarded.

Yep .... pretty much sums it up!

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 11-02-2017, 07:13 PM
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(11-02-2017, 05:19 AM)evnpar Wrote: Mike's is like an old friend, as it's been my favorite soap for nearly five years. There are now many other excellent performing soaps that I enjoy using, but I still enjoy using Mike's at least once a week. If another soap doesn't perform as well as Mike's, it is quickly discarded.

Discard it my way  Biggrin

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 11-02-2017, 11:08 PM
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(11-02-2017, 02:31 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(11-01-2017, 07:53 PM)Gig103 Wrote:
(11-01-2017, 06:07 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: The scent of Lily of the Valley is exactly what one would expect from the name of the soap.  A totally floral scent.  If there are any non-floral notes in there, they are so subtle I can't detect them.

Good to know. Not something I'd want to shave like then, I wonder if he'd do a custom bath soap w/ the scent.

In the past, Mike's has offered his bath soap with the Lily of the Valley scent.  You have to check his website periodically to see what he is offering in bath soaps at any given time.  Currently he has a jasmine olive oil bath soap available.  If you or your wife like floral bath soaps, that one may be worth trying.

I actually did pick the Jasmine one up since I was placing an order anyway this week. I might have to send Mike an e-mail about the LOTV if he's done it in the past.

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